Program
CONCERTO FOR TWO VIOLINS
WRITING GROUND (EXCERPT)
RESIN

 

CONCERTO FOR TWO VIOLINS

Premièred October 2013 in San Francisco

Choreography Alonzo King
Lighting Design Axel Morgenthaler
Set and Costume Design Robert Rosenwasser

I. Music J. S. Bach – Vivace from Concerto For Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043

   Cast: Meredith Webster and Kara Wilkes

II. Music J. S. Bach – Largo, ma non tanto from Concerto For Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043
   Cast: Meredith Webster, Kara Wilkes, David Harvey and Michael Montgomery

III. Music J. S. Bach – Allegro from Concerto For Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043

    Cast: Full Company

Concerto For Two Violins is supported in part by the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund.

WRITING GROUND (EXCERPT)

Commissioned by the Monaco Dance Forum

Premièred July 12, 2010 at the Terraces of the Casino of Monte-Carlo

Choreography Alonzo King
Lighting Design Axel Morgenthaler
Set and Costume Design Robert Rosenwasser

Music

The Tsok Offering, The Lama’s Chants: Songs of Awakening and Roads of Blessings,

Jean-Philippe Rykiel & Lama Gyurme

Cast

Meredith Webster with David Harvey, Michael Montgomery, Robb Beresford, and Jeffrey Van Sciver

RESIN

Premièred October 2011 in San Francisco

Choreography Alonzo King
Lighting Design Axel Morgenthaler
Set and Costume Design Robert Rosenwasser

Alonzo King LINES Ballet would like to acknowledge the support of National Endowment for the Arts and the grant made from the Columbia Foundation. A special thanks to Francesco Spagnolo, who was invaluable in the musical contribution and research for this production, allowing us access to rare field recordings.

When a tree wound penetrates through the bark and into the sapwood, the tree bleeds a resin. Myrrh gum, like frankincense, is such a resin. When people harvest resin, they wound the trees repeatedly to bleed them of the gum; slashing the bark and allowing the exuded resins to bleed out and harden. These hardened resins are called tears.

-Alonzo King

I. Music: Instrumental Lament (Shofars) Jordi Savall Jerusalem

    Cast: Jeffrey Van Sciver

II. Music Las Estrellas de los Cielos – Musica Instrumental: Axerico de Quinze Años Hespèrion XXI, Montserrat Figueras, Jordi Saval Díaspora Sefardí: Romances & Música Instrumental

    Cast: Yujin Kim, Jeffrey Van Sciver, Robb Beresford, Babatunji, Courtney Henry, Meredith Webster and Caroline Rocher.

III. Music: Las Estrellas de los Cielos – Musica Instrumental:Improvisación Sobre “Axerico”
(Sarod & Percusión) Hespèrion XXI, Montserrat Figueras, Jordi Savall Díaspora Sefardí:
Romances & Música Instrumental

    Cast: David Harvey, Michael Montgomery, Yujin Kim, Kara Wilkes, Babatunji, Robb Beresford and Jeffrey Van Sciver

IV. Music: Nani, Nani Yedid Nefesh – Amant de mon âme

    Cast: Babatunji and David Harvey, with Courtney Henry and Robb Beresford

V. Music: Song of Exile (Psalm 137, 1-6) Jordi Savall (Jerusalem)

    Cast: Kara Wilkes, Michael Montgomery, Yujin Kim and Courtney Henry

VI. Music: Yadkha tancheni – Ledavid shir umizmor (Morocco) Moshe Alfasi & Yosef Elimelekh (Jerusalem) in Hebrew
Prayers and Songs

    Cast: Yujin Kim

VII. Music: Shofars Call Jordi Savall; Jerusalem Instrumental Dance Jordi Savall (Jerusalem)

    Cast: Jeffrey Van Sciver and Company

VIII. Silence

    Cast: Michael Montgomery and Robb Beresford

IX. Music: Nani Nani (Ninni Ninni) Hadass Pal-Yarden Yahudice

    Cast: Meredith Webster

X. Music : Ya shadill el khan – Tsour Maguinenou – Meirav Ben David-Harel – Yaïr Harel – Nima Ben David – Michèle Claude – Yedid Nefesh – Amant de mon âme

    Cast: Caroline Rocher and David Harvey with Robb Beresford

XI. Music: Anon: Nani, Nani Thomas Wimmer: Accentus Ensemble Sephardic Romances – Traditional Jewish Music (Spain)
    Cast: Kara Wilkes with Michael Montgomery, Jeffrey Van Sciver and Babatunji

XII. Music: Hameniah et hakkad (Hungary); Sephardic Music musical traditions (Israel)

    Cast: Courtney Henry and Babatunji

XIII. Music: Juego de siempre – Epilogue Esti Kenan – Ofri Juego de siempre: Jewish-Spanish Songs

    Cast: Yujin Kim

XIV. Music: Father & son musical traditions (Israel). National Sound Archives of the National Library of Israel (Jerusalem); Alef-bet (Yemen)

    Cast: Robb Beresford and Babatunji

XV. Music Joseph and Potiphar's Wife Kol Oud Trof Trio Gazelle

    Cast: Meredith Webster, David Harvey, Jeffrey Van Sciver, Babatunji and Robb Beresford

XVI. Music: Beyati Taksim – Beyati Saz Semaisi; Sarband Jewish Music In the Seraglio

    Cast: Meredith Webster with David Harvey and Company